We are thrilled to announce the incorporation of esteemed legal professional Jorge Arenales as a new partner. With a remarkable background in corporate and finance matters, Arenales brings a wealth of experience and an outstanding reputation to our firm.

Arenales has demonstrated his exceptional legal skills throughout his career. Prior to joining BLP, he served as a Founding Partner at Arias in Guatemala for over two decades. During his tenure, Arenales led the Corporate and Finance Department and specialized in advising international companies on mergers and acquisitions, as well as corporate and commercial affairs.

Jorge Arenales
Partner | Guatemala

Arenales’ expertise extends to regulated industries, including Energy, Oil and Gas, and Telecommunications, where he has provided invaluable guidance to clients in navigating complex transactions. His proficiency in project finance and guarantees restructuring, coupled with his experience in public procurement, corporate and civil litigation, and commercial arbitration, make him an invaluable asset to our team.

His exceptional legal skills have earned him consistent recognition by respected legal rankings worldwide. Arenales has been consistently ranked in Tier 1 for his outstanding performance in Latin America, a testament to his dedication and expertise in providing top-tier legal counsel. Currently, he is also Invest Guatemala Agency’s representative for Europe.  Invest Guatemala is a Private-Public Investment Promotion Agency, part of the plan Guatemala Moving Forward, which aims to attract investments in Guatemala. This experience further showcases his versatility and ability to offer comprehensive advice across various sectors.

Arenales’ decision to join BLP demonstrates his confidence in our firm’s progressive regional platform and commitment to excellence. He expressed his excitement about this new chapter in his career, stating, “I am just very happy and thrilled to open the new chapter in my professional career by joining BLP and contributing to its current success”.

BLP is equally excited to welcome Jorge Arenales as a partner. Partner David Gutiérrez, commenting from BLP’s Madrid office, emphasized the significance of this addition to our Central American strategy. “Arenales brings a wealth of experience and a strong track record of success. His expertise in corporate and finance matters will greatly enhance our capabilities in serving our clients in the region “ Gutiérrez stated.

With the addition of Jorge Arenales to our team, BLP solidifies its position as a leading legal advisor in Central America. His extensive experience and exceptional skills in corporate and finance matters will undoubtedly contribute to our firm’s continued growth and success in the region.

Proud of the talent of our team, we welcome our new Partner, Jorge Arenales